Social Engineering Sordid Goals and Methods Video
To see the Iraq and Afpak wars as intended social engineering makes more sense than any other motivator. Although they are not mentioned in this video. The video supports this thesis.
The source of the text for this video is just a part of the following blog post: http://twelfthbough.blogspot.com/2010/06/social-engineers.html . Clearly an authour with a feel for the subject.
And she is saying: Social engineers destroy peoples attachment to the land and their families, then turn them against each other.